Summary: This is my third R3000 in the last two years. The first two died on me! Epson replaced the first one, under warranty, with a rebuilt R3000, but did not do so when the rebuilt one died, because the warranty on the first printer had expired.
Summary: I have been a user of Epson printers since 1982. My FX-286 printer still works! This R3000 printer was purchased to replace an R1800 used for engineering design prints on 11"x17" paper. The R1800 developed the well documented power switch failure but after the new R3000 was ordered, I was able to bypass the bad switch and just left the old printer on and working.
Summary: Great printer. My pictures are coming out sharp with very good colors. The ink is in large enough containers that I don't need to buy new cartridges more than once every few months. The only problem I'm having is that the driver software seems a little difficult to navigate. For example, I had the printer set up to do duplex printing (both sides of the paper).
Summary: I really enjoy my Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer, especially now that technical support has helped me adjust the paper feeder so that it no longer "jams" when the paper is one millimeter misaligned. It produces beautiful giclee prints on watercolor paper -- a high quality product from my original watercolor scans, which I can then give or sell.
Summary: I have used Epson printers for several years and used a R1800 before upgrading to the Stylus Pro R3000. I just purchased my second R3000 for use in another location. The R3000 is excellent in every way. The print quality, both in color and B&W is great and the fact that this relatively compact printer can handle 13 inch wide paper allows me to prepare prints for camera club competition easily.
Summary: Love this Epson, however the only issue I had with this printer is that once in a while when ordering from EPSON the OEM inks would not recognize and it would put me in a jam, kind of happened once too many times. All in all, this printer works awesome.
Summary: The quality of prints we are getting with this printer is amazing. Our clients have been satisfied thus far with their prints. The ink levels seem to drop off fast but reading other review they say it is normal for the first run of ink cartridges to go fast and should slow down after all heads have been able to fill.
Summary: I have a 3800 that is an excellent printer, but very costly in the past year due to the cost of ink to un-clog it, and now for print head defects. Decided to replace it with the R3000 rather than the 3880.